I'm one who once I find a good author, I like to read every one of his/her books. I'm the same way with these Allrecipes
collections. I've discovered the MyPlate Collection and can't seem to get away from it. Here are the dishes I've fixed recently:
QUICK AND EASY STUFFED PEPPERS - My
meatless meal for the week. A recipe that lives up to its name because it is totally cooked in the microwave! Be sure to add salt, though.
CARROT CAKE OATMEAL was a huge surprise at how
tasty it was. I loved this hearty, filling oatmeal!
DREAMY NIGHTTIME DRINK, along with a favorite book, makes the perfect bedtime duo...for adults and little ones alike.
BRAISED BALSAMIC CHICKEN - This was very different for me. It had a vinegar bite to it that I wasn't crazy about.
I added a little bit of sugar at the end, and that seemed to cut that bite a bit. Next time, I will do as some of the reviewers suggested and add half chicken broth and half balsamic vinegar or perhaps use white balsamic vinegar. I served it over rice.
LEMONY STEAMED FISH - This tasted better than
my photo looks :)
OVEN ROASTED GREEK POTATOES - I really
liked these. A light lemony flavor that really was great with potatoes. You just have to remember to marinate them for quite a while in advance.
CARROT SALAD - I love this recipe! I use a sweet apple and really like that there's not mayo included.
TWELVE MINUTE PASTA TOSS - One of my newest favorite recipes. I love mini farfalle, so that's what I used. Loved
the flavor of the sun-dried tomatoes.
ALL-AROUND GOOD SMOOTHIE - Yep, all around good! It seemed pretty heavy in calories, though, so I turned 1 serving
into 2. And, yes, it does taste better in a lovely stemmed glass!
HOMEMADE BLACK BEAN VEGGIE BURGERS -
A delicious vegetarian burger that can be baked in the oven or grilled outside. I pulse the veggies in the food processor, and then I add the black beans and pulse some more. I don't have the problem of them not holding together as other reviewers have said,
and I've made them at least 4 times.
The final recipe I want to show you is one of my new favorites, although it's not MyPlate. I have fallen in love with CHOCOLATE-Y
ICED MOCHA mainly because it uses two of my favorite things - coffee and chocolate - and because there's no way it has many calories in it, especially if you use all fat-free/sugar free products.
I love the blended version best, and so far, I use it for breakfast and afternoon snacks. It makes a very large serving. There are so many variations that I think it'll take all summer long for me to make them :)
Well, those are my recent meals. Be sure to let me know if you've made some healthy, good-tasting recipes lately. I'd love to try them, even if they aren't MyPlate.